On October the 6th & 7th of 2012 OPEN’s second international scientific conference took place in Amsterdam: the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research. In a sold out Mozeskerk over 400 researchers, students, therapists and scholars gathered to listen and discuss the latest psychedelic research. From brain imaging studies on psilocybin, philosophical discussions on the meaning of altered states of consciousness to a debate on the place of MDMA in psychotherapy, ICPR set the standard for future events.

The official website of this conference – with photos, details about lectures, speakers and other information – is being updated at the moment and will be back online soon. The programme can be reviewed here. Videos – including an episode of Dutch science program Labyrint – can be found through the following link. Articles on the conference in Dutch national newspapers Volkskrant (6 Oct. ’12) and Parool (13 Oct. ’12) are available as well.